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market. The largest Automower® model can handle up to 6,000 square meters of lawn and can send text messages to its owner’s cell phone.
New: According a press release May 24, 2012 the Husqvarna Group has manufactured almost 200,000 robotic mowers since starting in 1995.
Sales growth for Automower® during the ﬁrst ten years was slow until sales began to accelerate after 2005. The most successful markets in terms of volume are Sweden, Germany and Switzerland. During 2011, the offering has been expanded with Automower® 305, a model for small gardens with lawns up to 500 square meters. The recommended retail price of the Husqvarna Automower 305 is EUR 1490:- ($ 1999)
Recommended retail price EUR 1349:-
New competitors entering the European market
John Deer TANGO E5 lawn mower
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User interface with an LED operation display simplifies use.
Swedish Retail Store Jula is selling Landroid for SEK 8995:- (~$1249)
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ZCS will continue to be fully active in its different markets as the innovative expert for robotic solutions with its brands as Ambrogio and Wiper whereas GGP will market the robotic lawn mowers as an integral part of its leading brands but foremost under the Stiga brand.
Stiga is offering three series Stiga Autoclip 100 (0 – 800 sqm), Stiga Autoclip 500 (1.900 – 3.500 sqm) och Stiga Autoclip 700 (4.000 sqm) in the price range SEK 12.500 (~$1741) to SEK 40.000:- $5574:-). The most compact model manages a 400 m2 lawn, handles slopes up to 50 % and requires no installations. The larger one handles up to 4,000 m2 but calls for a bit more preparation.